visit to Earls Colne, Essex, England in August 2006, Alan Macfarlane and
Sarah Harrison, questioned by Kenong Guan and filmed by Xiaoxiao Yan,
reflect on the historical projects they have been engaged in between 1973
and the present. Twenty-two short film interviews with Alan Macfarlane
(and one of Sarah Harrison).]
visit to Earls Colne Church: Ralph Josselin, and the origins of individualism.
wealth and continuity of life in an English parish over a period of five
England in order to see England.
the need for comparison and the absence of a peasantry in England.
we chose to study Earls Colne.
the Earls Colne project was organized.
continuity of English history and the undermining of historical certainties.
influence of a history teacher.
to critics of 'The Origins of English Individualism'.
nature of peasant society and what made England different.
in England and Japan.
and China and their differences.
difference between islands and continents in political and economic structure.
the English legal system affected the family; the links to capitalism.
ancient woodland of England.
landed property worked in England.
public and semi-private property in England and its link to capitalism.
influence of the study of Earls Colne on other writings.
great divergence between Europe and China.
individualism means and how it occurred.
reasons for the controversy over 'English Individualism' and replies to
to the original argument in 'Origins of English Individualism' in later
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